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DVMF confiscates 3.5 kilos of “pagi” from Pasil Market vendor

By: Doris C. Bongcac July 06,2019 - 03:24 PM

The sale of stingray locally known as “pagi” is prohibited in Cebu City. /Photo from the Facebook page of Dr. Alice Utlang

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Veterinary Medicines and Fisheries (DVMF) in Cebu City confiscated 3.5 kilos of stingray locally known as “pagi” from a vendor at Phase II of the Pasil Fish Market at dawn today, July 6.

Mary Portallo, the owner of the confiscated stingray, was also issued a citation ticket for the violation of City Ordinance No. 2496 which prohibits the sale and purchase of stingrays for consumption, said a Facebook post by Dr. Alice Utlang, the DVMF chief.

The ordinance passed in 2018 imposes a fine of P5, 000 or imprisonment of one year on violators.

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